Bag of nerves - If someone is a bag of nerves, they are very worried or nervous.
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Battle of nerves - A battle of nerves is a situation where neither side in a conflict or dispute is willing to back down and is waiting for the other side to weaken. ('A war of nerves' is an alternative form.)
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Bundle of nerves - Someone who is a bundle of nerves is very worried or nervous.
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Get on my last nerve - (USA) If something is getting on your last nerve, you are completely fed up, ready to lose your temper. (Southern USA)
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Get on your nerves - If something gets on your nerves, it annoys or irritates you.
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Hit a nerve - If something hits a nerve, it upsets someone or causes them pain, often when it is something they are trying to hide.
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Nerves of steel - If someone has nerves of steel, they don't get frightened when other people do.
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Strain every nerve - If you strain every nerve, you make a great effort to achieve something.
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In literature:
No one, unless for the first time tonight, Mr. Dennis, realized how hard a nerve shock Jim had had in seeing his father killed.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
He was cool of nerve, self-possessed, wholly self-reliant.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
The president was a man of nerve.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
She felt it through every nerve, and a sort of wild dread seized her of what he might say next.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Them awful wolf howls o' his hit on my nerves, they do.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
I mustn't lose my nerve.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
They acquired an extraordinary power over voice and nerves.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Little white cords, called nerves, connect the brain with the rest of the body.
"Child's Health Primer For Primary Classes" by Jane Andrews
Its nerves are so abundant that no atom of flesh fails to get nerve and fluid supply therefrom.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
I thought perhaps the silence and the solitude had got on your nerves a little.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
It was as if every nerve and pulse in her body were gathered to the one nerve and the one pulse of her heart.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
The camp at Nine-Mile Point was suffering from an attack of nerves.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
No lady can enjoy riding, or become proficient in that art, unless she has good nerve.
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
Possibly it nerved him finally to call on Gertie.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
Simply nerves, of course; but nerves ought not to account for extraordinary optical delusions or hallucinations.
"The Mystery of the Green Ray" by William Le Queux
His nerves won't be steady enough.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
I was in chinnin' with him last night an' he's lost his nerve.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
But Sue put me on so many committees that by Spring my nerves were in shreds, and again for weeks I was flat on my back.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
His tense nerves were quivering with some sort of mental strain.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Barnes's admiration of his friend's nerve was beyond power of words.
"Officer 666" by Barton W. Currie
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In poetry:
"Through Orient seas, o'er Afric's plain
And Asian mountains borne,
The vigor of the Northern brain
Shall nerve the world outworn.
"The Cable Hymn" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Yet bend and teach us not to mourn,
Unfold the hovering wing, and show
How at one rush the nerves were torn,
That bind so close to joys below.
"Sudden Death" by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
Oh, but! Some moments, I've the spirit stout
Of early Christians in the lion's care,
That smile to Jesus witnessing, without
A nerve's revolt, the turning of a hair!
"Birds In The Night" by Paul Verlaine
Saul. He will, he will!
Go, noble youth! be valiant and be bless'd!
The God thou serv'st will shield thee in the fight,
And nerve thy arm with more than mortal strength.
"David And Goliath. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
So, they are not underground,
But as nerves and veins abound
In the growths of upper air,
And they feel the sun and rain,
And the energy again
That made them what they were!
"Transformations" by Thomas Hardy
Thus spoke the man, and closed his lips became,
The fire forsook his lately flashing eye,
His nerves relax'd, and o'er his brow, the same
Dark cloud of bitter woe, could I descry.
"The Teacher" by Thomas Frederick Young
In news:
You can count on one hand the number of movies, over the decades, that have depicted Scouting and had the nerve to identify their characters as actual Boy Scouts.
Colorado wildfire leaves homes and land charred, nerves frayed .
Felix Baumgartner's supersonic jump: From start to finish, a nerve-racking, exciting feat to behold.
These deep wounds became infected, damaging the nerves in her legs.
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattled shelves and nerves across north Georgia.
Pain and the Nerve Root.
Starting your first "real" job can be nerve-racking.
Tight control of diabetic patients' blood glucose levels often helps prevent them from developing complications, such as kidney disease and nerve damage.
It doesn't look like the nerve center of a political, social and spiritual movement.
Talk to anyone in my business and they'll all say the same thing: No matter how long you write stories and put them in the newspaper, you are never really sure which ones are going to strike a nerve.
Scientists discover protein needed for regrowing damaged nerves in limbs.
Sudan plant sample contains VX nerve gas precursor.
Drill Simulates a Nerve Gas Attack.
Nerve Gas That Felled Tokyo Subway Riders Said to Be One of Most Lethal Known.
Felix Baumgartner's supersonic jump: From start to finish, a nerve-racking, exciting feat to behold.
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In science:
G − T ors(A)| is the nerve of the category wG − T ors(A).
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
We denote by RLocn (X ) the simplicial presheaf on D − Af f sending a cdga A to |wLocn (X )| (the nerve of wLocn (X ; A)).
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
Neural networks are described by continuous local variables related through a non– linear gain function to a local ﬁeld that could represent the membrane potential of a nerve cell.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
We consider the nerve functor N : SCat → sSet, given by C 7→ (homSCat (−, C) : ∆op → Set).
The Action by Natural Transformations of a Group on a Diagram of Spaces
The nerve functor sends G-categories to G-simplicial sets.
The Action by Natural Transformations of a Group on a Diagram of Spaces
The nerve is constructed by assigning an n-simplex to each chain of n+1 composible morphisms in the category.
Categorical Geometry and the Mathematical Foundations of Quantum General Relativity
If moreover we assume that F is the constant sheaf G and H0 (UJ ; F ) = G for every J with UJ non-empty, then from the deﬁnition of ˇCech cohomology it follows that ˇH∗ (U ; G) coincides with the i-th simplicial cohomology group with coeﬃcients in G of the nerve N (U ) of U .
O-minimal cohomology: finiteness and invariance results
X with Hp(UJ ; G) = 0 for every p > 0 and H0 (UJ ; G) = G for every ﬁnite J ⊂ I with UJ non-empty, then Hi (X ; G) is isomorphic to the i-th simplicial cohomology group of the nerve N (U ) of the covering, so in particular it is ﬁnitely generated.
O-minimal cohomology: finiteness and invariance results
God73]) and a is induced by the simplicial map on the nerves of the indexed coverings sending f −1(Vi ) to Vi .
O-minimal cohomology: finiteness and invariance results
Let |N | denote the geometric realization of the nerve N of {Xi}i∈I .
Approximation of definable sets by compact families, and upper bounds on homotopy and homology
Let X be a triangulated set, {Xi}i∈I be a family of all of its simplices, and the nerve N is deﬁned on the index set I so that a simplex σ ⊂ I is in N iff the family {Xi}i∈σ, after a the suitable ordering, forms a |σ |-ﬂag (see Deﬁnition 3.1 below).
Approximation of definable sets by compact families, and upper bounds on homotopy and homology
It is easy to see that this version of the nerve can be reduced to the one in the Deﬁnition 2.7, so that the Theorem 2.8 holds true.
Approximation of definable sets by compact families, and upper bounds on homotopy and homology
This covering has the same nerve as the star of B0 in the complex bR, this star is contractible.
Approximation of definable sets by compact families, and upper bounds on homotopy and homology
Due to the Nerve Theorem (Theorem 2.8 (ii)), their union is homotopy equivalent to its nerve, a simplex, and thus is contractible.
Approximation of definable sets by compact families, and upper bounds on homotopy and homology
On the other hand, by the Nerve Theorem (Theorem 2.8 (i)), there is a continuous map ψV : V → |NV | inducing isomorphisms of homotopy groups ψV # : πk (V ) → πk (|NV |) for every k ≤ m − 1 and an epimorphism ψV # : πm (V ) → πm (|NV |).
Approximation of definable sets by compact families, and upper bounds on homotopy and homology
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